• .NET Mobile

    Announcing RadControls for Windows Phone Q1 2012 SP1

    March 21, 2012 Share
    Now that Q1 2012 has been out for a while we have managed to gather some very useful feedback from you on the new stuff that we released with it and with Q1 2012 SP1 it’s time to bring it officially to you. Besides the fine tuning of existing functionality, we are really proud to announce one pretty important and powerful new component that can easily make your application shine: RadHubTile:          This component brings the Windows Phone home screen experience directly to your app without much complexity. It not only covers all native Tile behaviors (animations, layouts etc.) but delivers even new...
  • .NET Mobile

    RadDate- & RadTimePicker for Windows Phone 7 extended to support custom selector intervals

    December 22, 2011 Share
    It is a common scenario when we would like to limit the selectable values in a time or date picker control. Normally we would do this by setting an allowed date-time range but a more sophisticated case is when we also want to filter out some selection possibilities and allow only specific ones. Imagine an application that provides the end-user with the possibility to create reminders that can only happen in time intervals of 15 minutes: 3:00 AM, 3:15 AM, 3:30 AM... Here we don’t want to prevent the user from selecting values from the whole time-range, but want to make some...
  • .NET

    Windows Phone 7 MVVM # 5 - RadDate & Time Pickers

    Of course the first thing on my mind after returning from a nice long summer vacation is continuing the RadControls for Windows Phone 7 MVVM series of blog posts and adding more examples to our working project of how you can quickly and easily start using our WP7 controls with the MVVM pattern.  While I’m working on something pretty cool for later in the week (hint: it may involve something like this), I wanted to show you how you can pretty quickly get both RadDatePicker and RadTimePicker working with MVVM. (( Heads up!  I’ve upgraded this project to utilize the Q2 2011...
  • .NET

    Creating Validation with RadDatePicker and RadWindow for WP7

    When allowing users to select a date value in your applications, one of the obvious issues is ensuring that they aren’t allowed to pick a value like December 24th, 563.  Thankfully, the developers for our Windows Phone team have incorporated some properties to help prevent this.  Step 1 – Min and Max Value Properties The easy way to make this happen is to simply set a MinValue and MaxValue.  In our scenario, we will say that we are scheduling appointments for some event in the future, therefore we can easily set out MinValue and MaxValue either via Xaml: <telerikInput:RadDatePicker x:Name="xRadDatePicker"                             Grid.Row="1"                             VerticalAlignment="Center"                             MinValue="5-6-2011"                             MaxValue="11-6-2011"/>   Or since we can’t hard-code a...
  • .NET Mobile

    RadControls for Windows Phone 7: Introducing RadWindow

    November 15, 2010 Share
    Graphical user interfaces are rife with popups and messages springing from every direction in order to notify users of important information. The Windows Phone 7 experience is no different and RadWindow is here to provide this functionality. Currently the toolkit for windows phone development provides a Popup control out of the box, so why bother writing a window from scratch? The main reason is that the stock popup is not hardware accelerated, that is, animations on UI elements displayed on it are executed on the UI thread, it doesn’t matter if the animation is a simple double animation, if you...